KA8OOW Memorial

April 19, 1924 - April 27,2008

SCHMIDT, Lois M. Age 84 of Brookville, formerly of Englewood passed away Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Brookhaven Nursing and Care Center.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank; parents Russell Deuterman & Hilda Lund; & sister Mary Lou Heuss.  She was a member of Shiloh Church, Eastern Star, of St. Cloud, MN, & was a Ham Radio Operator.  She is survived by her children, Dr. David F. Schmidt (Donielle Chomiak), Salem OR; Susan Blumenstock (Gene) Brookville, Janna Phelps, Arcanum; grandchildren Heather Hodell, Kyle Blumenstock, & Joshua Phelps.  Services will be held 6pm, Friday, May 2 at the GILBERT-FELLERS FUNERAL HOME, 950 ALBERT RD., BROOKVILLE.  Friends may call from 4pm until service time on Friday. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


Memories of Lois KA8OOW & Frank WB8DUX


Years have passed since I first met Lois & Frank.  

  photo taken 1970

Lois was a secretary at my first school.  She gave me a lot of encouragement during those early years.  Not only with how to cope with parents but how to deal with the boss.  She helped to keep my sanity and kept me on track to follow my chosen career.

(photo shows KA8OOW & WA8ZWJ dancing during a band trip to Phoenix in 1978)

Over the years we have stayed close friends.  She spent many years as a volunteer for DARA.  Among her duties with DARA was being a co chair and later chairperson for the DARA Booth at HamVention.  For several years I served with her as co chairman at the Booth.  We had many good times meeting hams from literally all over the world at the booth.  Her humor and sincerity gained many friends for DARA.

(photo shows KA8OOW and granddaughter, Heather)

Frank encouraged me to overcome my mic fright!  He forced me to talk on the radio.  He helped me to become a ham.

(photo shows KA8OOW & WB8DUX)

Lois & Frank you are forever in my heart!

God Speed!

73 & 88ís